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8:15 PM ET, April 17, 2019

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New York Times:
White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release  —  WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III's findings will be public on Thursday, but some of them will not be news to President Trump.  —  Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations …
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NBC News:
Congress to receive the redacted Mueller report at 11 a.m. Thursday  —  The documents will be provided to lawmakers only after a press conference about it by Attorney General William Barr.  —  A hard-copy of the redacted of special counsel Robert Mueller's report will be made available …
Washington Post:
Barr's redactions on the Mueller report don't deserve the benefit of the doubt  —  As Washington prepared for the release of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's final report, a fight was brewing between House Democrats and the Justice Department about how much would be redacted.
Justin Miller / The Daily Beast:
Mueller Report Rollout Won't Have Mueller  —  Barr will hold a press conference to discuss the Mueller's work without him there.  Meanwhile, the DOJ has briefed Trump's team as it prepares a counteroffensive.  —  Justin Miller  —  The Mueller report isn't out yet, but the rollout is and it's already causing controversy.
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Some Lawmakers to Get Less Redacted Mueller Report, Prosecutors Say
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Attorney general will hold a news conference to discuss Mueller report
Discussion: Political Wire
The Daily Beast:
Mueller Report ‘Is Pure Mischief,’ Trump's Former Lawyer Says
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Post-Mueller report likely to target Russia dossier author Steele
Discussion: Raw Story
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media must ‘fight their own DNA’ to properly cover the redacted Mueller report.
Luke Darby / GQ:
Kentucky Republicans Worried Inviting AOC to Meet with Coal Miners Might Backfire  —  Ocasio-Cortez actually said yes to their invite, and now they're waffling.  —  Last month, a clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went predictably viral after she forcefully responded to one of her colleagues …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.  —  In an Associated Press interview …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete  —  Burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day, Pete Buttigieg scorched the airwaves, seared the podcasts, and charred the press this week as he ignited his presidential campaign, temporarily torching his Democratic competition in the process.
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg enlists Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fundraisers …
Discussion: Slate and Washington Post
Polls:
Trump's Tax Time Troubles  —  Most say Congress should get full Mueller report  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Donald Trump's job rating has taken a slight dip as the country awaits the release of the Mueller report according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.
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John Solomon / The Hill:   Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators
Marc Fortier / NBC10 Boston:
Florida Prosecutors Say They'll Release Videos of Robert Kraft at Day Spa  —  WHAT TO KNOW  —  Prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday that they are planning to release video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida day spa.  —  Kraft's lawyers argued in court last week …
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ABC News:
Judge halts prosecutors' efforts to release police surveillance video of Patriots owner Robert Kraft …
Discussion: Rolling Stone and New York Post
Kamala Harris / TIME:
Christine Blasey Ford  —  Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country.  Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans.  And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence.
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CBS Denver:
Sol Pais Dead: Massive Colorado Manhunt Over  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The statewide manhunt for Sol Pais is over in Colorado.  She is dead from possible self-inflicted wounds, according to a law enforcement source at a command post in Clear Creek County.
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Trump administration announces new measures against Cuba  —  The Trump administration is reimposing limits on the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island and ordering new restrictions on U.S. citizen, nonfamily travel to Cuba, national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, The Week and Axios
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump crackdown on ‘3 stooges of socialism’ has 2020 thrust
Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Hire Fox's Monica Crowley as Spokeswoman, Sources Say  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to hire Fox News commentator Monica Crowley as his top spokeswoman, according to people familiar with the matter, as he seeks to tout the GOP's tax cuts and navigate Democrats' demands for the president's tax returns.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
His Fox News gig was the perfect transition from ‘Apprentice’ Trump to politician Trump
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Beast
Associated Press:
AP sources: Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to rule out 2020 run  —  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with calls he made Wednesday to allies.  —  McAuliffe had flirted with a Democratic presidential run for months …
Alex Griswold / Washington Free Beacon:
Middlebury College Cancels Conservative Philosopher's Lecture on Totalitarianism  —  Middlebury College has canceled a campus speech by conservative Polish Catholic philosopher Ryszard Legutko in response to planned protests by liberal activists.  —  A professor of philosophy …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Molly Walsh / News + Opinion, Seven Days:
Middlebury College Bristles Over Planned Forum Featuring Polish Conservative
Discussion: Seven Days
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Kiss  —  Holy crap, they kissed.  —  I was absentmindedly scrolling through my Instagram live stories a few weeks ago.  That rote escape from the garbage that awaits on the rest of the phone: Baby Pic.  Thirst Trap.  Celeb Live Vid.  Another Baby.  Beach Scene.
Paul Kiernan / Wall Street Journal:
Herman Cain Says He Won't Withdraw From Consideration for Fed Board  —  Former restaurant executive and presidential candidate remains committed to taking the job and has resigned from board of a Pro-Trump PAC  —  STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.—Herman Cain said Wednesday he has no intention of withdrawing …
Washington Post:
Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex  —  Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions …
CBS News:
Naval Academy to ban transgender students starting in fall 2020  —  The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year.  —  The Defense Department confirmed the policy change to the Capital Gazette newspaper on Monday.
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics  —  LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive.  The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Claremont Institute:
An Interview with Norman Podhoretz  —  This interview appears in the forthcoming Spring 2019 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.  —  CRB: Let's start by talking about Donald Trump and you.  In the first sentence of the first chapter of your book Making It, recently republished …
Associated Press:
North Korea test-fires new weapon  —  SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has test-fired a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country's displeasure with currently deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing …
 
 
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